If you’re a big fan of watching improv, it’s time you got into the act! Get ready to have a blast! There are guidelines that can direct the performer towards success. These classes offer an array of skills that include supporting others, character work, listening, teamwork, story building, scene work, and the basic elements of comedy. At The Box, students will learn these fundamentals of acting in a supportive, fun-loving and nurturing environment.
IMPROV FOR EVERYONE-LEVEL I
Age 18 and up
6 weeks. $199
January 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 SOLD OUT
March 20, 27, April 3,10,17,24 REGISTRATION IS LIVE
Register for Improv For Everyone
THE SCENE FROM THE INSIDE OUT-LEVEL II –Instructor-Paulie Vee Age 18 and up
6 Weeks, $199
Pre-requisite-Improv For Everyone/InstructorApproval
March 31, April 7,14,21,28, May 5
GLIMMERS OF THE GAME-LEVEL III*
Instructor-Darryl Knapp and Michael Soviero
Age 18 and up
8 weeks $265, Pre-requisites-Level I &II Jan 22,29 Feb5,12,19,26, March 5, 12
Introducing Longform LEVEL IV* –
Age 18 and up
TBA 8 weeks $265
Instructor Approval Required
Pre-requisites are Improv Level I, II &III
No matter who you are or where you come, there’s one thing each and every one of us has in common: We all have a story to tell. The truth is that we’re hard-wired for human connection, and the act of sharing our stories—and listening to others—is exactly how we do that. This six-week workshop will delve into the most important components of rich, authentic storytelling. We’ll explore how to:
- Identify your stories and uncover which ones to tell.
- Construct cohesive stories that are also emotionally impactful.
- Find your voice (literally) and command a stage.
- Use your stories to connect and resonate with an audience.
This workshop culminates with an end-of-session performance to celebrate what we’ve learned. What’s your story? We want to help you tell it.
6 Week Course Mondays, April 2,9,16,23,30 May 7 6:30pm-8:30 pm
Student Showcase on May 12 7pm
Location-The Box Theater Improv Studio 2240 University Square Mall, (Near Burlington)
Tampa, Florida 33612 REGISTER FOR STORYTELLING
Watch this video to see where The Box Improv Studio is located and where you should park.
Michael Soviero is a trained actor who hails from New York City. After years of doing stand-up comedy and theatrical performances, he stumbled upon storytelling and was immediately hooked. He quickly made a name for himself by winning multiple storytelling events at The Moth, a nonprofit storytelling organization and competition platform. He went on to perform on their Los Angeles stages and eventually became a teacher, leading Moth-based storytelling workshops before moving to Tampa in 2014. Since then, he’s taken an active role in The Box Theater as a member of the Dear Aunt Gertrude improv team and as an improv teacher. Michael is also a lover of comic books and has helped Double Take reboot their Night of the Living Dead series. He credits his grandfather for sparking his passion for storytelling. Today, Michael is creating new stories with his beautiful wife and two gorgeous daughters, Angelina and Giada.
Marianne Hayes is a longtime freelance writer, storyteller and devoted bookworm. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida, she moved to New York City and eventually pursued a Master’s in Education. She spent years as a public school teacher in Brooklyn, working with children on the autism spectrum while simultaneously publishing her stories as a freelancer. Marianne eventually made the leap to full-time writer in 2014. Since then, her writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Yoga Journal, Alanis.com and more. Her work is a hybrid mix of news and feature articles, personal essays and poetry. She also leads storytelling workshops at her local senior center, helping residents find their voice and share their truth. Marianne’s greatest source of love and joy are her husband, two young daughters and not-so-young dachshund
DROP IN CLASSES
Join us for our weekly Drop In Improv Class on Sundays from 3:30-5:30 pm at The Box Improv Studio. These will start again on Feb 18, 2018
MORE ABOUT THE BOX IMPROV CLASSES
If you like being around positive people who like to have fun, then this is a great place to meet new friends who share your taste in comedy. In addition to a healthy dose of laughter you’ll also get your exercise, because improv class involves physical activities, group games, and scenic elements. Come discover the quick wit and hilarity of improvisation. Hone your performance skills, learn to trust your teammates and instincts, and feel totally confident on stage. Come explore just what makes some people so hilarious and unleash your funny side.
Adult Improv II-Focuses on character and scene work.